Photo by Melanie Brkich.

“The Dixie Hotel”: The Jones B-side takes on the whiskey sour

So, The Jones B-side hosts Drag Queen Bingo every Monday evening, and that’s pretty cool. Maybe you’ve even been, had a couple drinks, gotten a little wild. But have you noticed the drinks you’re sippin’ are locally-sourced from places like Swamp Head Brewery and other nearby distilleries?

The B-side watering hole keeps it traditional, but also tries to infuse a personal touch of originality into their drinks. Audrey Dingeman, their bar manager, says they like to get creative by putting their own spin on classic beverages with subtle yet tasteful variations. In their Vanilla Old-Fashioned, for example, they replace sugar cubes with house-made vanilla from whole vanilla beans. They’ve taken on the crowd favorite whiskey sour, too. Check out the recipe for this zingy elixir they’ve conjured up and shared with us!

The Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 oz. whiskey
  • Freshly grated ginger
  • 3 oz. Fresh squeezed sour mix
  • Dash of simple syrup (see recipe below)

Fill a 10 oz. rocks glass with ice to the brim and pour it all in.
Fancy it up! Garnish with candied ginger skewer.

Sour Mix Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

Boil water and sugar, stirring until dissolved.
Remove from heat and mix in juices.

Eat me! I’m in season and fresh!